Yesteryear's Needlework ~ Re-Purpose For Today's Decorator Statement

Yesteryear's  Needlework ~ Re-Purpose For Today's Decorator Statement
From the late Victorian, 1900's era, a pretty silk thread hand embroidered worked on felted wool doily mat. Edging is hand pinked. This lovely creation is 12-1/2"in diameter embellished with stems of flowers, plus a butterfly. It is worked mainly in colors of gold, toast,cream and green. The felted wool was an olive green but the top has faded to an all over drab green now. The...

SOME BLOG POST ARE WORTH REPEATING ~ Hardanger Needlework From An Era Long Ago

SOME BLOG POST ARE WORTH REPEATING  ~ Hardanger Needlework From An Era Long Ago
Such as this Hardanger needle art ......Here is one FABULOUS 1920's bedspread! It incorporates lovely sprays of jewel tone flowers, tied with sun gold ribbon bows, embroidered on 22-count cloth fabric. Not only is the embroidery work absolutely stunning it also shares the limelight with insets and a complete border of Hardanger embroidery. Still, the show does not stop here, taking to the center s...

Connecting Past Treasures Into Imaginative Creations Today

Do you remember the Mother Goose ~ nursery rhyme story of three little kittens who lost their mittens and didn't know where to find them?   Well, this post isn't about kittens loosing their mittens, but about dolly loosing her mitten.  Oh dear, she didn't know where to find the one.  She looked high and low and nary did it appear. So this one little mitten has languished tucked away...